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Poster: Scrim Date: Aug 27, 2007 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Downloaded Items

All summed up: once a file is converted to MP3, you can never go back to lossless quality.

There are lots of threads on this subject, it's worth a search of this forum to learn the differences in formats.

Rock on -

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 27, 2007 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NEW QUESTION HERE...

Hey all (Rob, etc.): just curious about one of the points here...I have only been doing this a little over a year, and I have burned plenty of MP3s if that is all I had or WAVs (if I had SHNs and converted to WAVs to burn) to CD and either works fine (ie, either MP3 or WAV play in all my CD playes, and ipod, etc.

So my question is, why would anyone HAVE to convert MP3 to anything else? Do some older players not recognize it on a CD?

Sorry for the dumbass ? but I can't figure out why this would be an issue...(other than to make the files 'look' lossless?).

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Poster: Hugo Fugerzev Date: Aug 27, 2007 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NEW QUESTION HERE...

I think you hit the nail on the head. The sound quality does not get any better, but it does have the appearance of lossless.
I downloaded a couple of mp3's and then converted them to WMA and it says they were 1141kbps but they didn't sound very good at all. I was just wondering.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 27, 2007 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NEW QUESTION HERE...

Thanks. I was thinking that maybe some older players (??) didn't recognize MP3, but that sounds strange to me...I really am an idiot when it comes to this.

Tiger would know.